What is your name and your current occupation?
Tahmineh Sarbazzadeh, freelance animator, character designer, illustrator, graphic/web designer.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I’m a Traditional based animator, and was lucky to get involve into an internship right after a few inking and drawing tests.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I love all of them, but the latest one, a 2D ad, is my new favourite.
How did you become interested in animation?
Since I remember I was in love with animation.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from Abadan in Iran, and it started by an internship.
What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
My typical day goes like this: drawing on paper and then making them digital.
What part of your job do you like best? Why?
For a lover it’s hard to answer such question. I love all the animation process, where it begins and then ends.
What part of your job do you like least? Why?
When a project ends…!
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What kind of technology do you work with on a daily basis?
2D Flash, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
What is the most difficult part for you about being in the business?
I wish I had 36 hours per day instead of 24!!!
In your travels, have you had any brushes with animation greatness?
Mostly Chuck Jones.
Describe a tough situation you had in life.
Life is tough!
Any side projects or you’re working on or hobbies you’d like to share details of?
Right now I’m focusing on study 3D.
Any unusual talents or hobbies like tying a cherry stem with your tongue or metallurgy?
I love challenge. 🙂
Is there any advice you can give for an aspiring animation student or artist trying to break into the business?